Tragically, one in four women, or 250,000 families, will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth in the UK every year. At Tommy’s, we think this is unacceptable. We want to make sure that no mother ever has to leave the hospital without their baby.
Whether you can offer a one-off donation or a multi-year grant, your support will make pregnancy safer for more women and give more babies a healthy start in life.
Why support Tommy's?
Your gift could save babies' lives
You could support worried parents-to-be
Our midwife-led PregnancyLine supports worried mothers and their partners via telephone, email and social media. By offering evidence-based information, practical advice and sensitive support, we empower women to improve their chances of having a healthy baby.Hide details
Your funding will go further
The Tommy’s approach is to provide seed funding to research centres that enables them to grow year on year by attracting funding from the NHS, universities and other research organisations.
We estimate that every £1 donated will leverage at least £5 of funding in five years’ time.
This means that a donation of £100,000 could result in £500,000 additional funding.Hide details
Our trust and foundation supporters
Tommy’s is grateful to have the committed support of several trusts and foundations.
The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation has committed a significant gift this year to support the vital work of our research midwives at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
The Foundation was established in 2012 by a legacy from the late Lord Wolfson. His written wishes were that Lady Wolfson should continue his good work and play an important lifetime role in the work he so loved and found fulfilling and important for the future.
Tommy’s work reflects a cause that is close to Lady Wolfson’s heart. Her own personal experience means she is passionate about helping women to give birth safely.
By supporting Tommy’s, she is ensuring that fewer women will have difficult pregnancies and births and that more will be able to have a healthy baby.
If you would like to discuss how you could support Tommy’s through a trust please contact:
020 7398 3447
In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.
Miscarriage affects 200,000 couples every year in the UK, with 85% of miscarriages happening in the first 12 weeks. Often parents receive no answers to their questions. We want to change that.
I felt sick and worried, my feels were right! Couldn't find a heart beat! I was beside myself. Couldn't stop crying.
Without Noah we would have never had Finnley and without both our Angel babies our rainbow precious little man Henry wouldn't be here today. We love them all.
The sonographer's exact words were "There's no heartbeat, the baby's dead".
Nicole and her fiancé, Steven, lost their baby girl Avery in October last year. They now have a plan in place at Tommy’s Rainbow Clinic to stop this from happening again.
‘I will get any changes in movement checked immediately in this pregnancy as I understand now just how important it can be and how devastating the consequences are’
Sandra Bassett’s baby boy Toby was born sleeping after she experienced reduced fetal movements in 2015. Sandra has gone on to fundraise in Toby’s name and recently donated a cuddle cot to the hospital Toby was born in.
I will honour them by running Brighton Marathon with the aim of raising as much as I possibly can to help Tommy’s and prevent future mothers experiencing the heartache I went through.
I would love to raise awareness for this condition. My consultant was brilliant but many do not really know a great deal about it.
Nothing anyone said could reassure me. All I wanted, all I needed was a healthy baby.
The Powsney's were in the care of Dr Alex Heazell at our Rainbow Clinic after their baby Joshua was stillborn in 2014. They have now welcomed their second rainbow baby, George Joshua Powsney.